Andrea Bacigalupo1, Francesco Dal Corso2, Maria Laura De Bellis3, Andrea Piccolroaz2

  1. University of Genoa, Genoa
  2. University of Trento, Trento
  3. University “G. d’Annunzio”, Chieti-Pescara

 The special session aims at providing a forum for the presentation and discussion of the most recent theoretical, numerical and experimental results in the field of the mechanical modelling of composite materials, metamaterials and periodic structures.

The topics include but are not limited to:

  • Identification of equivalent homogeneous solids;
  • Nonlinear mechanics;
  • Material instabilities;
  • Behaviour under extreme conditions;
  • Constitutive modelling;
  • Sonic wave propagation, polarization and scattering;
  • Wave propagation control;
  • Nonlocal constitutive modelling and advanced homogenization techniques;
  • Mechanics of defects;
  • Strain localization phenomena;
  • Multi-field problems;
  • Thermal, plastic and viscous phenomena. 

Acknowledgements: support from H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020-LIGHTEN-956547, H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020-RE-FRACTURE2-955944, project MINIERA no. I34I20000380007, from University of Trento, project UNMASKED 2020 and project Search for Excellence Ud’A 2019 is gratefully acknowledged.